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'''Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud''' ([http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/rimbaud "Rimbaud"]. ''Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary''. or ; ; 20 October 1854 – 10 November 1891) was a French poet who is known for his influence on Modernism|modern literature and arts, which prefigured surrealism. Born in Charleville-Mézières, he started writing at a very young age and was a prodigious student, but abandoned his formal education in his teenage years to run away from home amidst the Franco-Prussian War. After running away, during his late adolescence and early adulthood, he began the bulk of his literary output, but completely stopped writing at the age of 21, after assembling one of his major works, Les Illuminations|Illuminations. Rimbaud was known to have been a libertine and for being a restless soul, having engaged in an at times violent romantic relationship with fellow poet Paul Verlaine, which...
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Birth nameJean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud
Birth date{{Birth date|1854|10|20|df=yes}}
Birth placeCharleville, Ardennes, France
Death date{{Death date and age|1891|11|10|1854|10|20|df=yes}}
Death placeMarseille, France
OccupationPoet
NationalityFrench
Period1870–75 (major creative period)
MovementSymbolism (arts)|Symbolism, Decadent movement
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